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Money MenaceTHE EVIL AXIS OF FINANCE

THE EVIL AXIS OF FINANCE: THE US-JAPAN-CHINA STRANGLEHOLD ON THE GLOBAL FUTURE (Clarity Press, 2012)

Richard Westra, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan

 

The story Westra tells of international economic depredation and humanity’s stolen future is truly chilling. From its Wall Street command centre, and funded by Japan and China, the United States ensnares the world’s states and people in a sinister, rigged, zero-sum game. This game, played for the narrowest of ends and to the benefit of an international cohort of uber-rich, traps humanity in a twilight zone of long decay, with its major players intent on preventing a more equitable international order from emerging from the detritus. We ignore the arguments of “The Evil Axis of Finance” at our peril.

 

INTRODUCTION: THE STANGLEHOLD ON THE GLOBAL FUTURE

CHAPTER ONE: THE ‘FREE WORLD’ DESIGN FOR PROSPERITY

 Constituents of a New Real Economy

 The Golden Age Algorithm

CHAPTER TWO: JAPAN AND CHINA IN THE FUTURE PERFECT TENSE

 Anticommunism and the Rebirth ofJapanin the ‘Free World’

 ‘Free World’ Exclusion and the Rise of Mao ZedongChina

CHAPTER THREE: FROM GOLDEN AGE TO GLOBALIZATION

 What Goes Up…

 The US at the Global Crossroads, But Hardly Sinking Down

CHAPTER FOUR: IDLE MONEY IS THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

 ‘Resident Evil’

 ‘Fists Full of Dollars’

CHAPTER FIVE: ROTATING MELTDOWNS

 ‘Banksta’sParadise’

 ‘For a Few Dollars More’

CHAPTER SIX: THE CHAINS OF CHINA

 The Chinese Connection

 Charles Dickens Meets Henry Ford at the Pearl River Delta

 Red Queen, White Queen

CHAPTER SEVEN: THE ARMAGEDDON TRIFECTA

 The Tea Party is Over

 The End of Food

 No ‘Day After Tomorrow’

CONCLUSION: WHITHER THE EXITS?

 

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POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION – VOLUME 10 NUMBER 1 (2012)

Now available at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/content/pdfs/10/issue10_1.asp

ISSN 1478-2103

SYMPOSIUM
Education and Scenarios for a Post-Occidental World
Editors: MICHAEL BAKER & MICHAEL A. PETERS

Michael A. Peters & Michael Baker. Introduction. Education and Scenarios for a Post-Occidental World

Michael Baker. Modernity/Coloniality and Eurocentric Education: towards a post-Occidental self-understanding of the present

Michael A. Peters. Postmodern Educational Capitalism, Global Information Systems and New Media Networks

Michael Baker & Michael A. Peters. Dialogue on Modernity and Modern Education in Dispute

Peter Murphy. Culture, Power, and the University in the Twenty-First Century

Jan Nederveen Pieterse & Michael A. Peters. Understanding the Sources of Anti-Westernism: a dialogue between Jan Nederveen Pieterse and Michael A. Peters

Hüseyin Esen (Editor) Alejandra Sanchez, Daniel Araya, Drea Gallaga, Fungai Kanogoiwa, Hüseyin Esen, James Geary, Keecheng Choe, Khan Grogan Ullah, Lisa Carbajo, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Mercedes Pour-Previti, Michael A. Peters, Mousumi Mukherjee, Rodrigo Britez. A Post-Occidental Globe?

GENERAL ARTICLES

Andrew Kipnis. Chinese Nation-Building and the Rethinking of Globalization and Education

Mousumi Mukherjee. US Study Abroad from the Periphery to the Center of the Global Curriculum in the Information Age

Philippa Hunter. Using Vignettes as Self-reflexivity in Narrative Research of Problematised History Pedagogy

Pamela Esprívalo Harrell & Colleen McLean Eddy. Examining Mathematics Teacher Content Knowledge: policy and practice

Michael A. Peters & Tina (A.C.) Besley. The Narrative Turn and the Poetics of Resistance: towards a new language for critical educational studies

BOOK REVIEWS
Being Young and Muslim: new cultural politics in the global South and North (Linda Herrera & Asef Bayat, Eds), reviewed by Peter Mayo
Education as Dialogue: its prerequisites and its enemies (Tasos Kazepides), reviewed by Adrienne N.P. Johnson
Ethnography and Language Policy (Teresa L. McCarty, Ed.), reviewed by Kristen L. Pratt

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Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski have a number of articles in Policy Futures in Education. These include:

Rikowski, Ruth (2003) Value – the Life Blood of Capitalism: knowledge is the current key, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.1 No.1, pp.160-178:http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=1&issue=1&year=2003&article=9_Rikowski_PFIE_1_1&id=195.93.21.68

Rikowski, Glenn (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at:http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=2&issue=3&year=2004&article=10_Rikowski_PFEO_2_3-4_web&id=195.93.21.71

Rikowski, Ruth (2006) A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.4 No.4: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=4&issue=4&year=2006&article=7_Rikowski_PFIE_4_4_web&id=205.188.117.66

Rikowski, Ruth (2008) Review Essay: ‘On Marx: An introduction to the revolutionary intellect of Karl Marx’, by Paula Allman, Policy Futures in Education,Vol.6 No.5, pp.653-661: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/validate.asp?j=pfie&vol=6&issue=5&year=2008&article=11_Rikowski_PFIE_6_5_web

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